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Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

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Band 6
Fixed term contract for 36 months
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Histopathology (673) L5
Stanmore, Middlesex
£32,258 to £41,308 pa inc.
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The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


The RNOH is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and worldwide. We are a national centre of excellence with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. This ranges from the most acute spinal cord injury, bone tumour and complex joint reconstruction to orthopaedic and specialist rehabilitation. It offers an integrated range of clinical, teaching and research services unique within the UK and in partnership with University College London.

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Histopathology). We are a UKAS accredited specialist unit for musculoskeletal pathology including bone and soft tissue tumours, joint disease and metabolic bone disease. We are core members of the London Sarcoma Service and deliver tissue diagnoses for all patients referred to the sarcoma service and other clinical services at the RNOH Trust.

We are pleased to offer a 3 year fixed term contract that offers an attractive career opportunity for an ambitious individual who wishes to develop their experience in molecular pathology and with time acquire more skills in this field and be well placed to train as a clinical scientist. The post also offers opportunities to take leadership responsibilities and develop organisational and management skills.

The post holder will be required to be a qualified Biomedical Scientist with experience in Cellular Pathology or a candidate that hold the IBMS Specialist Diploma or Equivalent. The successful candidate will conform to agreed standard operational procedures (SOPs), policies and good laboratory practice. Within their allocated duties they will be required to comply with the standards as required of ISO 15189:2012.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and communication skills and ability to use their initiative.

Previous applicants need not apply

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Cooke on 020 8909 5354.